MEDCAMP is a three-day intensive immersion experience held in the summer, designed to stimulate students’ interests in the basic sciences related to medicine and pharmacy, and to expose them to career opportunities in those fields. The program is designed to provide "hands-on" experiences in biomedical science workshops involving research, clinical problem-solving and an introduction to the fields of clinical medicine and pharmacy.
The MEDCAMP Experience
Students will spend three days at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). They learn how a physician talks with a patient, how to student the clues to a patient's illness, how to solve the case by using critical thinking skills in addition to modern laboratory techniques, and present their findings through grand rounds on the final day.
Evenings are used for group activities and study sessions and students will be chaperoned and transported by bus to a Kent State University dormitory for overnight accommodations. Meals are provided.
MEDCAMP 2014 was a wonderful success. Applications for MEDCAMP 2015 will be made available in January 2015. Dates for next year's camp are July 16, 17, 18, 2015.
Who is Eligible?
Applicants must be rising ninth grade students (will have completed eighth grade at the time of MEDCAMP and entering the ninth grade in the fall of 2015) with science and math grades at a level of "B" or above and must reside in one of the following counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Crawford, Holmes, Mahoning, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas or Wayne.
Want to learn more?
The MEDCAMP brochure provides information and the criteria for those that are interested in applying for MEDCAMP 2015.
How to Apply
Students may nominate themselves or may be nominated to the program by a teacher or guidance counselor.
Download the MEDCAMP 2015 application (coming January 2015).
Remember to include:
- A letter of recommendation from a science or math teacher, or a guidance counselor
- A personal essay (students must demonstrate an interest in medicine or pharmacy as a possible career)
- Transcript from seventh grade and current eighth grade report card (science and math grades must be "B" or above)
For more information, please contact:
Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
1.800.686.2511 ext. 6580 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org